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image of 2 puffins, Sea Trips Reykjavik does regular puffin tours during the breeding season using both the speedboat - RIB - and its luxury yachts

Puffins & Reykjavík Bay Sailing

Duration

1 Hour hours

Season

May – August

Departure

10:00, 12:00 & 14:00

Meeting point

Ægisgarður 5b,
101 Reykjavík

Tour description

On this exciting 90-minute voyage around Faxaflói Bay and the islands of Engey, Lundey and Viðey, you’ll have a chance to get up close to colonies of endearing puffins and many other migrating bird species, as well as enjoying the extraordinary backdrop of the majestic Mount Esja and the city’s colourful skyline.

Depending on the time of your visit, the mountains may be capped with ice and snow, or coloured bright purple, covered with a carpet of summer lupins. At any time of the year, Reykjavík is always a stunning city to see from the water. During the summer months, our voyages will pass close to the famous puffin colonies of Faxaflói Bay. All year round, dolphins and porpoises make their home here in these waters, joined in the summer by their larger cousins, the whales of Iceland – including minkes and humpbacks, amongst many other cetacean species. Our highly-experienced guides will delight you with lots of fun facts about the flora and fauna of Faxaflói Bay, as well as intriguing information about the history and culture of Iceland.

As we sail along the city shoreline, you will see Iceland’s capital city from a different perspective, including some of our most famous landmarks, including Hofdi House where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War, the magnificent opera hall Harpa, and the dynamic ‘Sun Voyager’ sculpture. Learn more about our fascinating country and its incredible capital city with Sea Trips Reykjavik.

Our cruise on the luxury yachts Amelia Rose and Axel Rose offer an ideal excursion for bird-watchers, families or anyone wanting to experience the peaceful beauty of Icelandic nature. Sometimes we are so lucky to see whales, dolphins, and seals when we are on this route.

What´s included

✓ Guided language in English
✓ Professional guides
✓ Panoramic views
✓ Spacious observation decks
✓ Free Wi-Fi
✓ Warm blankets & overalls
✓ Café & Bar onboard
✓ WC onboard
✓ Free parking
✓ All taxes and fees included
✓ A convenient pickup from your Reykjavik hotel / B&B is available for an extra charge

Additional Information

We recommend that all guests dress up warmly in multiple layers and put on suitable footwear as it is often much colder on the water. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

*Normally we will sail on the Amelia Rose. However, if there are fewer than 12 passengers booked for a voyage, then we may take our smaller yacht instead. The Axel Rose helps us to reduce our impact on the environment for smaller parties.

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